PANCREATIC AMYLASE

Code
400.4200
Name
PANCREATIC AMYLASE
Category
None
Department
Chemistry
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
P-AMYLASE; PAMY
CPT Codes
82150
Site
Main Lab
Reference Test
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Gold, SST

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Room Temperature
7 day stability

Refrigerated
1 month stability

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

5-45 U/L

Methodology

Enzymatic

Clinical Significance

Used primarily in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatitis.

Assays of amylase activity in serum are of great significance in the diagnosis of diseases of the pancreas and investigating pancreatic function. The magnitude of the elevation of serum amylase activity is not related to the severity of pancreatic involvement; however, the greater the rise, the greater the probability of acute pancreatitis.

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